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Keywords:

  • polysulfides

Abstract

A series of liquid polysulfide thiourethane acrylate prepolymers were synthesized by the reaction of liquid polysulfide with isocyanate and hydroxyethyl acrylate. With and without a combination of acrylic monomers, the prepolymers were cured with ultraviolet radiation. The films exhibited a higher soft-segment glass-transition temperature than metal oxide cured polysulfide. With the addition of a diluent, the tensile strength and modulus increased, whereas the ultimate elongation decreased. The polysulfide backbone, combined with the crosslink generated from the photopolymerization of acrylic, produced films with superior oil resistance. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 91: 2358–2363, 2004